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Family Ties

Steven and Elyse Keaton, once 1960s radicals, now find themselves in Reagan-era American trying to raise a traditional suburban family. Son Alex P. Keaton is an ambitious young Republican, and his sister Mallory is a shallow victim of the corporate culture, obsessed with music, clothes and boys. Their only normal kid is young Jennifer, a bit of a tomboy. In later seasons, the Keatons add a fourth child, Andrew. Most of the comedy arose from the conflict between the liberal parents and the conservative children.

Premiere:
Sep 22, 1982
Original Network:
NBC
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I Know Jennifer's Boyfriend

S01, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 6, 1982)
Peer pressure causes Jennifer to give up a male pal, but her mom helps them reunite.
  • Sun 9/24
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2

Matchmaker

S05, E28  (First Aired: Jul. 23, 1987)
Alex attempts to find Mallory another boyfriend after she breaks up with Rick.
  • Sun 9/24
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2
  • Mon 9/25
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2

It's My Party

S05, E29  (First Aired: Aug. 6, 1987)
Jennifer decides to hang out with the ``cool'' kids at school.
  • Mon 9/25
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2
  • Tue 9/26
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2

It's My Party

S05, E30  (First Aired: Aug. 13, 1987)
Jennifer starts acting different to impress her ``cool friends'' which starts a rift at home.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2
  • Wed 9/27
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2

Mr. Wrong

S04, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 17, 1985)
The Keatons are stunned when they finally meet Mallory's boyfriend, Nick.
  • Wed 9/27
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2
  • Thu 9/28
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2

Designated Hitter

S04, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 1985)
Jennifer angers a friend by defending him; Alex's ego is damaged when he discovers that Mallory's IQ is higher than his.
  • Thu 9/28
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2
  • Fri 9/29
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2

Summer of '82

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 1982)
A college coed seduces teenage Alex when he meets her delivering groceries.
  • Sun 10/1
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2

My Tutor

S04, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 1985)
Alex discovers that his teenage math tutor has set his sights on Jennifer.
  • Sun 10/1
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2
  • Mon 10/2
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2

Don't Go Changin'

S04, E09  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1985)
Alex goes overboard to prove that he and Ellen share the same interests.
  • Mon 10/2
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2
  • Tue 10/3
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2

The Old College Try

S04, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 1985)
Steven and Elyse are certain that Nick has convinced Mallory not to attend college.
  • Tue 10/3
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2
  • Wed 10/4
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2

Mr. Right

S04, E12  (First Aired: Nov. 21, 1985)
Nick's image-transformation impresses everyone except Mallory.
  • Wed 10/4
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2
  • Thu 10/5
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2

Just One Look

S04, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 5, 1985)
Steven discovers that his college buddy once had a fling with Elyse.
  • Thu 10/5
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2
  • Fri 10/6
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 15.2
  • WANEDT2